Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza By Laura Numeroff (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Darleen And Greg! Have kids in tow? Have PreK or toddlers in tow? Then there is a pretty good chance that you would have come across Author Laura Numeroff’s best-selling book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This time Laura’s new rendition, The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, is totally in keeping with quality but...
    by at April 24th, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • O’BON – Eco Friendly School And Office Supplies! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations, Char, CandCan and TrixTrix! The fact the eco friendly products are creeping into every aspect of our life from cooking, to cleaning to playing it was overdue that it made an entrance into the school and office supplies arena. Judging by the amount of paper that just my PreK kid brings home in her backpack, is alone scary. As much...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Win A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit From Terracycle!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara! Eating healthy starts from kids knowing where their food comes from. If you are constantly feeding your kid processed food it would be difficult for her to fathom the important nutrition that comes from fresh fruit and vegetable. Seeing a plant grow from scratch is magic in its own right. Now club that with the recycled products...
    by at April 19th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Fruit2O Essentials Good Enough For Guys And Gals! (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Jerelyn! Water, natural water, is good for you. You don’t need to be a genius to know that. The problem is that had it not been so, well, tasteless – it would be easier to down. Am I saying that replacements are better than water? Heck no! But if drinking a close cousin will get you hydrated I am all ears. If that...
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Super Why And Wow Wow Wubbzy Highlight Earth Day! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Rebecca! Last year for Earth Day my girls headed to the Kid Toons to watch an episode of Super Why dedicated to the Earth Day theme of saving water. The episode subtly focuses on the impact of wasting water but in a dialect children can understand. Children, like everyone else, hate being lectured to, but explaining the ramifications...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Week 2: Another Chance To Win That Mommy Niri Mug!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! So you may not have won the 1st mug but there are plenty more where that came from – or at least 4 more. Again, this mug from SeeHere.com I would love to see in the hands of a fan who is an avid reader of MommyNiri.com. Let’s keep it simple! Leave a comment to answer:  How did you discover MommyNiri.com? Contest...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets Now Available On Ninentendo DS
    Tweet One of the hottest toys of 2009, Zhu Zhu, is now available on Nintendo – featuring nine pets and several levels of play. Your little kids can scoot and scamper the little rodents through a fun area full of mazes. There are speed ramps, slide chutes, and tunnels to add to the excitement. The game is quite easy for my 2yr and 4yr olds. As the kids maneuver...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • An Eco-Friendly Playhouse From KidsCraft (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations AEVande! You know how you always want to make that little go-cart or boat or rocket out of a cardboard box that you spied in some television show. As much as the idea is endearing and filled with creativity galore, that empty box is hard to come by. I mean seriously, how often do you buy a fridge or some other big appliance....
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Holly Robinson Peete’s New Book “My Brother Charlie”! (Autographed Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amanda (autographed copy), Elizabeth & Michelle Most people are aware of Holly Robinson Peete, in fact I have not watched her recently but have been a fan since 21 Jump Street (I know showing my age).  When I heard about her new book, co-written with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete, called “My Brother Charlie”...
    by at April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • I’m Off To Wisteria Lane! (But You Can Win A Gift Basket Including A Desperate Housewives DVD)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer from Savor The Thyme! So I am heading to Los Angeles, or more specifically Wisteria Lane, in a few days. Yes, that Wisteria Lane! Dana Delany, star of Desperate Housewives, is the celebrity spokesperson for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. While there we will be visiting a local food bank. Since I have volunteered...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Check Out My Personalized Resort Tote from Initials (Win A $50 Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Arla! I am a bag lady. Well sort of. I love bags. I just don’t have much luck with them. When I was approached to review the new Resort Tote from www.initials-inc.com I was interested. The bags could be personalized and that was great since I had never owned a personalized bag. I have often bought personalized stuff for my...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Steiff Has A Bunny For Easter Or Everyday!
    Tweet Steiff has the coolest bunny to rival any Easter bunny out there.  In fact when this appeared in the mail my girls were apprehensive to touch it as it looked so life-like. This little bunny who is known by the affectionate name of Dossy is just one of the several items in the amazing Steiff collection. Some stories are steeped in history and when a company has...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Little Goes A Long Way!
    Tweet It is true: less is sometimes more. Although I have been excited about washing dishes (sure, call me a freak) I have been concerned about living in the dishwasher liquid aisle to replenish my supplies. And before you think how can I really like washing dishes, if you read one of my older posts about hating unloading the dishwasher you will know that washing is...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers! SeeHere.com, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary with me and offered me a few to give to my readers. I am an avid chai/tea drinker so...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café
    Tweet Dollhouses are one of those toys in my home that have a pretty long lifespan. Storytelling is healthy and I personally love toys that assist in it without doing all the thinking (read electronic sounds) for you. With my kids being on the younger end in age I am also pretty careful to the imagery they receive in dolls and having already been a fan of Strawberry...
    by at March 29th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • My Cheap Date Challenge!
    Tweet I was approached by Blockbuster Express to have a cheap date movie night. Since at one time I used to rent movies from Blockbuster I could never associate the words cheap and Blockbuster in the same sentence. Even if I did manage to get something cheaper it would be 100 years old that no-one would be interested in watching anyhow. Enter Blockbuster Express and...
    by at March 28th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From Fibers.com!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at Fibers.com to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey, in my opinion, to get sizing just right online so I was anxious at first. Since most of the...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble. The maths and science aspects are well entwined in each episode that kids explore without...
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how cute our kids look in them. Now raise your hands if you have gone through loads of sunglasses...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Fantastic Mr. Fox On DVD (3 Winners).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara, Mocha Dad and Karen! Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a mischievous tale of Mr. Fox who plots and plans a heist. Struggling with being a reformed “fox” he finds the lure of his old ways too strong to control. The sexy George Clooney (Up In The Air) and ultra talented...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    Tweet THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! But you can win the Nook Color! I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to calm down – but I guess that is more than you need to know. These days I find snippets...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Feeding Penny Pig – A Book On Teaching Kids About Money!
    Tweet Recently I put out a post about trying to get the value of money across to my preschooler (read Flowers and Financials) but coming from a poor background the concept of saving is one close to my heart so I place emphasis on it with my girls. I normally skip book reviews as they take too long (in fact the only reading I do is reading to the kids) but when I was...
    by at March 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win Children’s Oral Health Kit (Listerine And Reach)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Saumya! Brushing is a necessary evil. I mean like it or not you know you have to do it.  If you skimp on it the results will be clearly visible each time you smile. Having a kid throws a spanner in the works. Oh, and I don’t just mean that you don’t find the time to pay attention to your oral hygiene (that too) but...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Silence Is Golden!
    Tweet Normally I love to clear out the kitchen when the kids are asleep. Except for the fact that it is great not to be tripping over the kids when they are around, cleaning up at the end of the day is a non-thinking therapeutic kind of job. The only thing I never do, that I wanted to, is kick off the dishwasher. Well at least that used to be the one thing I never did....
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Win The CoverGirl Smoky Eye Look Kit (4 Winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Danielle, Elizabeth, Sherry, and Barbara! Never it be said that Mommy Niri forgets about all the mamas out there. This is just for you. This 3-piece kit from CoverGirl includes everything you need to get the smoky eye look. Easy-to-follow makeup application instructions by CoverGirl makeup artist Molly Stern are also included.  It...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Soda’ish Tea, That’s Healthy? Win Some Too!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Debbie! I love soda. I don’t keep it in the home and know it is BAD for me but I love it. I love tea. I never used to but it is one of those things living with a tea addict I became a lover of. The only thing is I like my tea hot. I never drink iced tea and have never had the urge. So when last year I was offered to try some...
    by at March 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • Win Lovely Lisa & Friends For DS, Doll, Clothing, Donut Shop (3 winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Kerri W for winning the main prize of DS, Doll, Clothing and Donut Shop! and to Marc and Danielle for winning the DS game each! My girls love to play dress up. I mean that in every sense of it. They dress themselves up, they dress their dolls, they dress their magnetic dolls and they even have dress up bath toys. In fact I have...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • I Need(ed) Some Space!
    Tweet I am not talking about space to have a hot cup of tea or go to the bathroom undisturbed. I know those are futile to dream about. Those days waved goodbye so fast the day I became a mom. Actually the other space that I speak of was also a dream too, hmm actually the lack of space was a nightmare. Really. If you have not yet figured it out, I speak of my shiny new...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Win Autographed Copy of Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Tweet Contest Closed Congratulations Beth! Who does not love Seth Godin? I am sure I am not alone in being a huge fan. Seth Godin has earned a place in my inbox and anyone who dispenses advice so clearly and in a why that makes you feel “That just makes sense!” deserves the attention and accolades he receives. When I met Seth Godin in NY during the Linchpin...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Our Valentine Party With Cake And More. Win One For Yourself Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rosanne! My daughter has been bugging me for ages to have a party. Now if you are one of the moms at my daughter’s school you would know that I can barely get my act together. Thank heavens for winter jackets which hide the same crumpled shirt I don every morning. Anyway either the fact that her nagging had got to me or the...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally climbing the walls for something to do. Winter is a tough one everywhere but in a place like...
    by at February 15th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Some Toys For Your Lil Valentine (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Terri! Hasbro has the most delectable toys, especially for PreSchoolers (more on that later as I have a scoop from a private showroom viewing) but my favorite has got to be the Potato head. Sure it is not the most sophisticated of toys but its simplicity is it’s charm.  I love that there is one for each season but seriously...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • I Am About To Unload…
    Tweet Seriously I am. This is a big moment. Probably not to you as you do it often but this is a big step for me. I mean I will load, but unloading is a pet peeve. If you don’t already know I have a new shiny thing in my kitchen (courtesy of being a Fridgedaire Test Drive Mom) and you won’t miss it since it is the only shiny thing in my kitchen. I am sure...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Johnson’s Baby Products, Still A Trusted Name!
    Tweet Some things are just the easiest to review. I would be hard pressed to come across someone who has not heard about Johnson’s baby products. Fads and hip new brands may come and go but as a mom I know that I can rely on the Johnson’s brand. I know this not only from my own use of them on my girls but of my mom’s use of it on me. True, I grew up...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Haba Games For Pre-Schoolers! Win It!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Terri! Electronic games are all fine and well but I slot the usage of them in the 2 hour maximum television window I allow my kids per day. I dread the picture of having my kids glued to the television all day and I really hate when kids fail to see the beauty around them as they are so deep in a game (as I mentioned seeing kids...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm